Commentary

179.1 General rules

BAILMENT vol 3(1)
| Commentary

179.1 General rules

| Commentary

179 Courts of EU member states

179.1 General rules

In all member states of the European Union, the jurisdiction of national courts is determined by the European Parliament and Council Regulation on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (recast)1. The Lugano Convention2 governs proceedings which involve one of the parties to that convention, that is to say Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.

The European Regulation applies only to ‘civil and commercial’ matters3 whatever the nature of the court or tribunal4. Where a matter falls within the European Regulation,

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